Kooky Hugs

Hello again my crafty friend! Today, I’m sharing a fun box card featuring the Spooky Family and Extended Spooky Family sets from Kindred Stamps. I couldn’t resist coloring them in black and white and I thought a house shaped box card would be a fun backdrop for them. Isn’t it cool? It folds flat to fit into a #10 envelope, or a catalog envelope. 

To make this card, I stamped, embossed, and Copic colored my images in shades of cool grey. Then, I cut them out with my ScanNCut. I used Lynda Kanase’s Basket Box Die to cut out the box card. (If you don’t own this, it’s going for a great price right now!) Instead of cutting out the lattice on the front panel, I left it whole and used the Window Box Impresslit to add stone details. I also cut a long panel to fit in the back of the box with the same window box impresslit, taping the window panels back in place (so it looks like doors, not a window). I cut a smaller panel to fit above the doors, and die cut a square from it to be an upstairs window on the house. I added shading to the embossed areas and outlined the doors with my grey markers. Thin strips extend across the roofline and between the first and second story.

I glued the house panel to the inside of the box, and cut a matching piece to glue to the back side of the box, sandwiching in the two characters that peek out of the doors and window. I added a Spooky Fence at the front of the card, then popped my characters into place. I used a sentiment from Spooky Family, as well as the die cut word hugs for the front of the card. The sentiment on the back is from Kindred Birthday. A few black flat-back gems create the doorknobs, and are scattered near the sentiments to finish the card. I think this one turned out great! I love how it feels like you’re looking at a scene from an old black and white TV show. 

Have you played with box cards at all? I am a big fan. I love the way they pop open and become 3D art to set out on display. I really like to stretch my supplies and find new ways to use them, so modifying this box card into a house was a lot of fun. It’s a new twist on the front porch cards I’ve previously made. (You can see those here and here.)

I hope I’ve inspired you to give this card a try; I’d love to see it if you do! Tag me on Instagram so I can cheer you on! You can find the sister article to this on the Kindred Stamps blog today. Head on over for lots more inspiration and to find all of your favorite pop culture stamp sets! I’ll be back soon with another fun card to share. 🙂

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  1. What a fun card! Love the way you colored the characters!

  2. This one is my all time Fav!!!

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